Each state has its own securities laws. The following are selected sections of the Arizona securities laws that are generally applicable in FINRA arbitrations.
R14-4-130. Dishonest and Unethical Conduct
A. For purposes of A.R.S. §§ 44-1961(A)(13) and 44-1962(10), dishonest or unethical practices in the securities industry shall include but not be limited to the following:
3. Inducing trading in a customer’s account which is excessive in size or frequency in view of the customer’s financial resources, the character of the account, and other relevant factors.
4. Recommending to a customer the purchase, sale or exchange of any security without reasonable grounds to believe that the recommendation is suitable for the customer. Such suitability shall be determined on the basis of information furnished by the customer after such inquiry as may be necessary under the circumstances, concerning the customer’s investment objectives, financial situation and needs, and other information known by the person making the recommendation. Each registered dealer shall require and maintain information regarding its customers necessary to make such determination prior to engaging in any transaction based upon a recommendation by the firm or its registered salesman.
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